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Historic Clock Tower in St Albans welcomes visitors during anniversary year - Herts Advertiser

Posted: 08 Apr 2016 09:09 AM PDT


Herts Advertiser

Historic Clock Tower in St Albans welcomes visitors during anniversary year
Herts Advertiser
St Albans is unique in the country in being the only town that has managed to hold on to its medieval town belfry. Built in 1405 by the townspeople to assert their freedom in the face of the Abbey, the Clock Tower contained a clock from the beginning ...

Cleveland Art listings for April 8-14: "Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt" exhibit at Cleveland Museum of Art & More - cleveland.com

Posted: 08 Apr 2016 09:05 AM PDT


cleveland.com

Cleveland Art listings for April 8-14: "Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt" exhibit at Cleveland Museum of Art & More
cleveland.com
Lunchtime Carillon Concert: Covenant and Univeristy Circle Carillonneur George Leggiero and guests performed on the 15,000 pounds McGaffin Carillon of 47 bronze bells. Fridays at 12:15 p.m. through June 10. Free. Bring your own lawn chair and lunch for ...

OUR NEIGHBOURS: Who's been making the news round your way this week? - Islington Tribune newspaper website

Posted: 08 Apr 2016 04:00 AM PDT


Islington Tribune newspaper website

OUR NEIGHBOURS: Who's been making the news round your way this week?
Islington Tribune newspaper website
THE bells of St James' Church, Prebend Street, have temporarily stopped ringing as mobile phone masts have been installed within the church steeple. The masts will be hidden from view inside a newly created space above the bells, within the tower.

Bells to ring in honor of Union veterans - Finger Lakes Times

Posted: 08 Apr 2016 03:38 AM PDT


Bells to ring in honor of Union veterans
Finger Lakes Times
Churches throughout Waterloo will ring their bells 15 times to represent the 150 years since the founding of GAR. Eileen Glanzel of Waterloo of Mary Gahan Tent No. 109 said it was on April 6, 1866 that the GAR was formed by Benjamin F. Stephenson, with ...

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Odd bedfellows on land tax reform - MacroBusiness (blog)

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 10:21 PM PDT


Odd bedfellows on land tax reform
MacroBusiness (blog)
Stern champions of enterprise have jumped into bed with hand-wringing defenders of the down-trodden and cloth-cap unionists– and taken their relationship public. Is this post-modernism gone mad? A complete breakdown of morality? Not at all. This is ...

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MDJ Time Capsule: The Week of April 7 - Marietta Daily Journal | Neighbor Newspapers

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 10:13 PM PDT


Marietta Daily Journal | Neighbor Newspapers

MDJ Time Capsule: The Week of April 7
Marietta Daily Journal | Neighbor Newspapers
Also in that day's paper it was reported that Cobb County was trying to decide what to do with the big bell “that resided for almost a century in the old courthouse clock tower” which had been razed in 1964. The “ancient and decaying ... The Smyrna ...

San Xavier Mission tagged overnight - KVOA Tucson News

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 07:48 PM PDT


KVOA Tucson News

San Xavier Mission tagged overnight
KVOA Tucson News
Groups of visitors, who's eyes would otherwise be turned to the bell towers were instead drawn to the extensive black lettering. Some found it disturbing. “It's so senseless to ... Its restoration architect, Bob Vint, assessed the vandalism, and says ...
San Xavier priest prays for graffiti attackerArizona Daily Star

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Opinion: Committing to vibrancy in our communities - Cincinnati.com

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 05:38 PM PDT


Cincinnati.com

Opinion: Committing to vibrancy in our communities
Cincinnati.com
Victorian houses line the streets in their preserved architectural beauty, front yards bloom with tulips and host Little Libraries, volunteers tend community gardens, public art adorns building walls, and church bells ring from century-old towers. And ...

North County Jail Bids Come in $11 Million High - Santa Barbara Independent

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 05:15 PM PDT


Santa Barbara Independent

North County Jail Bids Come in $11 Million High
Santa Barbara Independent
Nor does it appear that the price can be significantly reduced by eliminating a few of the project's bells and whistles, such as the mission-style bell tower favored by the Sheriff because of the redemptive possibilities it invokes. The last ...

New curator at Sandwich Guildhall Museum plans to bring it up to date - Kent Online

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 04:38 PM PDT


New curator at Sandwich Guildhall Museum plans to bring it up to date
Kent Online
This records many provisions for the care and control of medieval Sandwich, including the curfew, a tradition still marked every night with the ringing of a bell at St Peter's Church. Linda Elliott is the new Honorary Curator at Sandwich Guildhall ...

Brightwell, Oxon

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 04:00 PM PDT

Bells removed for tuning & rehanging (WofA)

Clapham, Beds

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 04:00 PM PDT

Indication of toilet facility added

Thornham Magna, Suffolk

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 04:00 PM PDT

Tenor note not G (nominal: Ab-39c)

Thrandeston, Suffolk

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 04:00 PM PDT

Tenor: (app)wt not ~12cwt; amended to ~9cwt (based on diam)

ASU's unique instrument lets tradition ring - ASU News Now

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 03:22 PM PDT


ASU News Now

ASU's unique instrument lets tradition ring
ASU News Now
Have you ever wondered where the bell chimes on Arizona State University's Tempe campus come from? They are not ringing from some mysterious tower, but instead can be traced to the university's carillon in Old Main, played over electronic speakers. A ...

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Naperville releases carillon concert lineup - Chicago Tribune

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 03:09 PM PDT


Chicago Tribune

Naperville releases carillon concert lineup
Chicago Tribune
Naperville's Millennium Carillon concerts return this month, with lunchtime Saturday recitals giving way to Sunday afternoon concerts and the summer Tuesday evening series. Housed in the 16-story Moser Tower at the base of Rotary Hill, the city's 72 ...

Christian Dior Diorissimo (1956 / 2009) ≈ Strange Reformulation, or The Spirit of Jasmine Takes Over That of Muguet ... - Mimi Froufrou

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 02:58 PM PDT


Mimi Froufrou

Christian Dior Diorissimo (1956 / 2009) ≈ Strange Reformulation, or The Spirit of Jasmine Takes Over That of Muguet ...
Mimi Froufrou
In the annals of perfume history it stands as a famous lily-of-the-valley "soliflore" - it really goes beyond that terminological oversimplification - created by perfumer Edmond Roudnitska, in part to pay homage to Christian Dior's fetish bloom. ... It ...

The Virginia Arts Festival rings in 20th anniversary – literally - Virginian-Pilot

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 09:58 AM PDT


Virginian-Pilot

The Virginia Arts Festival rings in 20th anniversary – literally
Virginian-Pilot
To mark its 20th anniversary, VAF will unveil a 23-bell mobile carillon, something of a mobile ambassador that will be playable by everyone. It's roughly the size of a semi truck with a car carrier, serving as both mammoth musical instrument and ...

Bells will be ringing - Queens Chronicle

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 09:53 AM PDT


Queens Chronicle

Bells will be ringing
Queens Chronicle
The church, located at 31-18 37 St., will start its jubilee with a performance by the Trinity Bell Ringers, at top, directed by Richard Walker. The bells were donated by the Albano family in 1984 in honor of their late daughter, who died in a car crash ...

Bells will ring out for the Queen's birthday - Sleaford Today

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 09:22 AM PDT


Sleaford Today

Bells will ring out for the Queen's birthday
Sleaford Today
Bell tower captain Sylvia Taylor and her team plan to mark the occasion with a 'Quarter Peal' as a tribute to Her Majesty's dedication to duty on the date of the Queen's birthday. She says the bells will again ring continually for approximately one ...

Bhupesh Bhandari: When overseas buys go bad - Business Standard

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 09:20 AM PDT


Bhupesh Bhandari: When overseas buys go bad
Business Standard
On a balmy afternoon, Jo Haazen, the foremost exponent of the carillon (a musical instrument composed of at least 23 cup-shaped bells and played from a baton keyboard using fists and feet) in the world, played the Indian national anthem at the main ...

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Matt Vear on tour: Moscow and St Petersburg - Blackmore Vale Magazine

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 09:06 AM PDT


Matt Vear on tour: Moscow and St Petersburg
Blackmore Vale Magazine
Following a change of the guard outside the Kremlin, we entered Lenin's Mausoleum, the resting place of the embalmed first leader of Communist Russia, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. With all the controversy ... The fort sits on the edge of the Neva, the river ...

February 1896 – The gun bike - The Engineer

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 07:26 AM PDT


The Engineer

February 1896 – The gun bike
The Engineer
Sometimes pedestrians just get in the way of cyclists, and no amount of bell ringing, horn honking, or friendly shouting will induce them to move. In 1896 The Engineer presented a somewaht extreme solution to this problem that thankfully never saw the ...

Centenary of day four young soldiers were cut down in bayonet charge - Lytham Today

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 04:09 AM PDT


Lytham Today

Centenary of day four young soldiers were cut down in bayonet charge
Lytham Today
As with all the St Annes men lost during the First World War, following extensive research by officials at St Annes Parish Church, their sacrifice will be honoured with a quarter peal on the bells of the Parish Church to mark the centenary of their deaths.

Evercreech church bells to be rededicated after £40k refurb in Queen's birthday service - Shepton Mallet Journal

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 03:46 AM PDT


Evercreech church bells to be rededicated after £40k refurb in Queen's birthday service
Shepton Mallet Journal
THE sound of church bells is filling the village of Evercreech again after a £40,000 refurb was completed - and they will be rededicated in a special service to be held on the Queen's 90th birthday. On Remembrance Sunday, 18 months ago, the bells of St ...

Around Lincoln - Wicked Local

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 11:28 PM PDT


Around Lincoln
Wicked Local
The Battle of Tower Park will take place at 4 p.m. at 1200 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington. The Lincoln Minute ... Alarm & Muster At The White Church: 7 p.m. April 17, library lawn opposite First Parish, 3 Bedford Road, Lincoln. An ancient Revolutionary ...

Divine intervention: Wellington's St James Church becomes five stunning apartments - Stuff.co.nz

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 08:48 PM PDT


Stuff.co.nz

Divine intervention: Wellington's St James Church becomes five stunning apartments
Stuff.co.nz
The former St James Presbyterian Church in Newtown's Adelaide Rd, opposite Wellington Hospital, has been completely rebuilt to accommodate five new apartments, which have just been listed for sale by tender. Architect Simon Novak of ... Novak says ...

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Bells chime World War I music - Hastings Tribune

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 04:15 PM PDT


Hastings Tribune

Bells chime World War I music
Hastings Tribune
Michalek has been playing the bells for three to four years. He volunteers as one of four chimers to play the bells once a month at the church before and/or after services. The other volunteers are Connie Halloran, Carol Kleppinger and Karyn Nicholson.

The secret history of the Space Needle in 2400 photos - PBS NewsHour

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 12:43 PM PDT


PBS NewsHour

The secret history of the Space Needle in 2400 photos
PBS NewsHour
Photographer George Gulacsik took this image of balloons floating above the Space Needle, mid-construction, in July 1961, only a few months after workers began building the structure. Gulacsik's images are now online through the Seattle Public Library.

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Bishop James Bell is due to visit St John's, Appletreewick - Craven Herald

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 12:16 PM PDT


Craven Herald

Bishop James Bell is due to visit St John's, Appletreewick
Craven Herald
Churchwarden Peter Weatherhead is hoping there will be a full church to greet the Bishop. Born and bred in the Eden Valley, Bishop James has a background of parochial ministry, training and mission and his responsibilities include evangelism, church ...

Indo-Danish collaboration revives St Olav's from ruins - Times of India

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 12:10 PM PDT


Indo-Danish collaboration revives St Olav's from ruins
Times of India
Serampore: The bells will again chime, the ancient clock tick and hymns resonate through the air as the 210-year-old St Olav's Church is Serampore rises like a phoenix from the ruins. St Olav's Church of Fredricksnagore, as the Danes called Serampore, ...

Genius railway engineer is set to be honoured - Uttoxeter Advertiser

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 08:13 AM PDT


Uttoxeter Advertiser

Genius railway engineer is set to be honoured
Uttoxeter Advertiser
"He formed the National Council of Church Bell Ringers rather against the odds, I believe, due to political issues at the time, and it remains to this day. There are many bell ringers who will remember him during the weekend. "When he died in 1916, the ...

Full peal of Wimborne Minster Bells to mark Queen's 90th birthday - Blackmore Vale Magazine

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 07:25 AM PDT


Full peal of Wimborne Minster Bells to mark Queen's 90th birthday
Blackmore Vale Magazine
The Wimborne Minster bells will ring out on the evening of Thursday 21st April to mark the actual day Her Majesty The Queen turns 90. A full peal will be attempted starting at 5.30pm. Earlier in the day at the 9.30am Service of Holy Communion special ...

Evercreech church bells to ring for first time in 18 months after £40k refurb - Shepton Mallet Journal

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 07:23 AM PDT


Evercreech church bells to ring for first time in 18 months after £40k refurb
Shepton Mallet Journal
Access into the belfry by crane by removing part of the tower roof was considered, but proved not possible. In the end, a pair of windows in the north side of the tower and the stonework around them were removed; this created a hole in the side of the ...

The Descent Redefined Women in Horror Movies - Den of Geek!

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 06:39 AM PDT


Den of Geek!

The Descent Redefined Women in Horror Movies
Den of Geek!
In a genre often populated with overtly sexual female protagonists who are, as The Cabin in the Woods ironically points out, either killed off first (but not before we are privy to a little tits and ass) or maternal figures—think The Ring, Mama, The ...

Hagley and Halesowen hand bell ringers join forces for St George's Day concert - Stourbridge News

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 05:05 AM PDT


Stourbridge News

Hagley and Halesowen hand bell ringers join forces for St George's Day concert
Stourbridge News
The full programme of the concert, where a licensed bar will serve wine and there will be free light refreshments, is available at the Hagley Hand Bellringers Facebook page or www.hagleycofe.co.uk. Also marking St George's Day will be the church's ...

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A magnificent Mediterranean tour: Ports of call offer great monuments of history in France, Italy - National Post

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 05:01 AM PDT


National Post

A magnificent Mediterranean tour: Ports of call offer great monuments of history in France, Italy
National Post
... awareness of historic Italian landmarks. As the sleek speedboat carrying the four of us emerged from a narrow canal and sped past St. Mark's Square, John said, “Look, there's the bell tower from Assassin's Creed.” The next day we took the lift to ...

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Memorial bell rings April 16 at courthouse - Port Townsend Leader

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 03:42 AM PDT


Memorial bell rings April 16 at courthouse
Port Townsend Leader
Once every six months, Jefferson County veterans sponsor a veterans memorial bell-ringing ceremony to honor the Jefferson County veterans and military service personnel who have died in the previous six months. The next ceremony is set for 1 p.m. on ...

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The remarkable accuracy of the Trinity College clock – and what makes it tick - The Conversation UK

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 02:54 AM PDT


The Conversation UK

The remarkable accuracy of the Trinity College clock – and what makes it tick
The Conversation UK
The maker, Smith of Derby, had long been recognised for its top quality “tower clocks”, clocks that sit high up a tower, usually a church, and often have only one small dial. Its main function is to ring bells to announce the hour, and perhaps the half ...

From the Creaux's Nest - TheRecordLive.com

Posted: 05 Apr 2016 07:38 PM PDT


From the Creaux's Nest
TheRecordLive.com
“Oh no, Cher, many years ago, realizing our advanced age, me and Paw came up wit da best time to make love was wen da church bells start to ring dem, just da right rhythm, nice, slow and even,” Ma continued. “Noting too strenuous, just
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